Lenin is important in world history because he was all about getting the working class to conform and not question the Socialist economic system. Aldous Huxley has really got Lenin’s ideas anthropomorphized in the form of Lenina because she exemplifies how nobody could think or believe anything other than what the government, or Lenin wanted them to. Lenina is a robotic pawn of government in the World Slave State. Lenina isn’t a revolutionary like Vladmir Lenin, some would argue that Lenin and her simply share the same name. Lenin was a head figure in the Socialist government who coined the idea of having mass amounts of people working for “society” and ultimately the one who would benefit is the government.
This further leads to the characters offering a confession subconsciously to make them feel responsible for their immorality. All of this is displayed through the ominous and rather supernatural character of Inspector Goole. Priestley uses the Inspector as a projection of his views on socialism to indicate its superiority over capitalism. The Inspector described the individuals of community as “members of one body”. This implies that unity within a community is essential for its survival which confronts the Birling’s view of absolute capitalism.
That is not true, and while National Socialism took ideas from both sides of the spectrum, you cannot really say they are leftists. The first problem comes from the tendency to apply rigid modern-day definitions to 1930s Germany without taking into account what was the political climate of the time in central Europe. Especially when there were contemporary parties in Germany that you could easily label as socialists, such as SPD and KPD, and a political tradition of what socialism was. The SPD’s approach was that it would help bring the end of capitalism
He promised to bring order amid chaos; a feeling of unity to all and the chance to belong. He would make Germany strong again; end payment of war reparations to the Allies; tear up the treaty of Versailles; stamp out corruption; keep down Marxism, and deal harshly with the Jews.” Furthermore, To sum it all down Germany was in deep trouble, they were the pinnacle of the depression. So then one man decided to change it all. Adolf Hitler was basically to Germany’s eyes inspiring He had the voice of MLK and with that, he convinced Germany THat he will free them from the depression. Meanwhile, Hitler is making his party the Nazi Party in secret so that once the rules he will unleash them, and his most famous sign “Heil.” Hitler Then won by raising suspicion by starting in low tones then once he gets near to the end of his speech he would raise his tone and would get everyone wild.
Gregory the Great formulated the seven deadly sins and the list evolved to include envy as one of the seven. According to the Webster’s Dictionary, envy is a “painful or resentful awareness of the advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage”. Socialism is a system that seeks a society in which no one has anything more than others. Socialism may also be said to be based largely on envy which provides an argument for the origin of envy…. it was a really a promise to put a final end to all the conditions that make for envy.
The Marxist ideology was first put forth by Karl Marx. Marx was a well-known German philosopher, economist, and political theorist, who desired a world that was favorable for the working class. He saw how poorly workers were being treated in many capitalist nations and he wanted to change this. Under Marxist policies, all workers would be treated equally and big, private businesses would not exist. These radical and revolutionary ideals would later become very popular in countries like Russia, Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea, and China.
Communism can be summarized in this sleek maxim, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need” (“What is Communism”). Communism as we know it today is based on the writings of two German economists, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (“What is Communism”). In their book “The Communist Manifesto” published in 1848 they argued that the problems in society were caused by an unequal distribution of wealth (“What is Communism”). In order to obtain happiness for all the distinctions between rich and poor must be abolished, since the rich will not give up their possessions the poor must rebel (“What is Communism”). In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. it portrays a future America in which all are equal.
Marxism is the political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Marx; especially : a theory and practice of socialism including the labor theory of value, dialectical materialism, the class struggle, and dictatorship of the proletariat until the establishment of a classless society (Merriam-Webster). Marxism is displayed throughout the novel of Moth Smoke in that it is the central conflict of social classes between two friends, Daru and Ozi. In the beginning of the novel Daru is very critical of Ozi’s corrupt father due to Daru’s longing for the same social status. Ozi leaves Pakistan for the United States for a higher education while Daru is left to stay in Pakistan. When Ozi returns Daru goes to pay Ozi a visit and sees that Ozi owns two big Pajeros and a bigger home.
Karl Marx's teachings of “alienated labor” can be applied to dissect the social-economic underling factors of many works of literature across a vast variety of genres. Sections of Marx’s, Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts (Selected Writings 75-112), and Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, forms a connection to Marxism that can be easily detected. As we layout the Marxist critique of Frankenstein, a key term to remember will be “alienation.” “Alienation”- the process where the worker is alienated from his/her own product by being exploited by his/her Capitalist manufacturer; product of the worker’s labor no longer belongs to the worker.
(10) In order to fully grasp command economies, we must have a clear understanding of communism. Simply put, communism is a social system envisioned by German scholar Karl Marx, under which all means of production and all property is owned by the community collectively, where each person contributes and receives according to their needs and abilities. (11) In its essence, communism strives to relieve individuals of the burden of inequality by giving up their individual freedoms to their central government that will redistribute income and wealth equally to everyone. In theory, it advocates a classless society and the abolition of